symphony for dot matrix printers

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Thu Sep 6 06:41:28 2001

On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 23:04:53 +0100 (BST) Tony Duell
<> wrote:
> > > I am not sure that ancient analogue tape recorders
> > > are on-topic :-)
> While it is possible to use such machines to store programs from most
> home computers, I don't think many people did.

I did! I hooked up my Akai 4000DS reel-to-reel
(transistor, not valve) to my Compukit UK101. The idea was
to try to record faster by using higher freqencies and a
higher baud rate -- and a higher tape speed, 7 1/2 ips.

> Somebody actually told me
> the IBM PC 'cassette port' wouldn't work with a reel-to-reel tape
> recorder, but never gave a sensible reason why not (and FWIW, I don't
> believe it won't work).
> -tony

As far as I can see, anything that'll record and play back
audio should work on a cassette port. So a reel-to-reel
machine should be fine, as should, say 45rpm vinyl records.
Didn't one of the Elektor machines use 45s for software
distribution? Wasn't there once a music CD with software
on one track (for a Spectrum?)?

John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Thu Sep 06 2001 - 06:41:28 BST

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